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Habana Blues (2005)

 -  Drama | Music  -  18 March 2005 (Spain)
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Alberto Yoel ...
Ruy (as Alberto Yoel García)
Roberto San Martín ...
Tito
Yailene Sierra ...
Caridad
Mayra Rodríguez ...
Lucía
Ernesto Escalona ...
Carlitos
Marta Calvó ...
Marta
Roger Pera ...
Lorenzo
Osvaldo Doimeadiós ...
Roger
Zenia Marabal ...
Luz María
Laris Vega ...
Betty
Jorge Alí ...
Nelson (as Jorge Ali Pérez)
Félix Pérez ...
René
Aurora Basnuevo ...
Estrellita
Tomás Cao ...
Álex (as Tomás A. Cao)
Giordano Serrano ...
Giordano
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$345,519 (Spain) (1 April 2005)

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$1,466,724 (Europe) (1 April 2005)
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Cuando se vaya la luz mi negra
Written by Fran Delgado
Performed by Alberto Yoel (as Alberto García), Yailene Sierra (as Yailenne Sierra), Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Yuliet Cruz, Yanet Capetillo, Neivis González, Tomás Cao and Yipsia Torres
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A beautiful and moving story
9 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the 'Viva! Spanish and Latin American film festival', and can only grade it as superb. In fact, it is certainly one of the greatest films I have ever seen; for the music as well as the acting. The story focuses on two young, Cuban musicians, Ruy and Tito, and their struggle for success. When a famous Spanish music producer arrives in Cuba, searching for young talent, it seems like the two friends will finally have a chance to make their dreams come true. However, they soon learn of the terrible price they will have to pay for this chance, and are faced with a decision that will test their friendship to its limits. 'Habana Blues', though, is more than just a story of friendship. It is also a film that explores the importance of family and the loyalty of many Cubans to their birthplace. Set against a fantastic backdrop of Cuban music, it is a heart-wrenching film of loss, love and the price of choices. It moved me beyond tears. Simply exquisite.


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